is not a crisis support service. If, however, you are in crisis and need immediate support for your mental health and/or feel that you are unable to keep yourself safe you can contact the following crisis support services.

If you feel that you cannot keep yourself safe, please dial 999 and ask the operator for an ambulance, or go to your nearest A&E department.

Crisis support

  • NHS 111 - call 111, or 999 in the event of an emergency
  • Shout - Text 85258 from anywhere in the UK
  • Childline - Call 0800 1111 for free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people aged up to 19 years old in trouble or danger. If the lines are busy, please keep trying.
  • Samaritans – Call 116 123 for free 24 hours a day, or email
  • Hopeline 247 - Call 0800 068 4141 for a 24 hours suicide prevention hotline

Local LGBT+ Services

National LGBT+ Services

  • LGBT Foundation – Call 0345 330 3030 or 0161 235 8035 for a helpline run by an experienced LGBT charity. Also email
  • Switchboard LGBT+ helpline – Call 0800 0119 100 for a national LGBTQIA+ support line
  • Proud Connections (The Proud Trust) - Talk to youth workers via live chat
  • Galop Helpline - Call 0800 999 5428 for a helpline for people experiencing abuse or violence, such as hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, so-called “conversion therapy” or any other kind of abuse. Available Monday – Thursday, 10am to 4:30pm - Friday, 10am to 4:00pm
  • Rainbow Migration - Call 020 7922 7811 or email for support as a queer person navigating the asylum and immigration system
  • Say It Loud Club - call 07478 801676 for social, emotional, educational and advocacy support for LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
  • Colours Youth Network - email or visit for support for LGBTQ young people of colour
  • Allsorts - Call 01273 721100 or visit for specialist LGBT+ services for children & young people (5-25) including youth groups, one-to-one support and family services

Other services

  • Kooth - visit for free, safe and anonymous online support for young people 
  • Mind – Visit for mental health support and information